Apr 5, 2021
Father Edward Hathaway, Rector of the Basilica of Saint Mary, gives a homily during a Mass at the Basilica on Easter Sunday. It was recorded on April 4, 2021.
Founded in 1795, the Basilica of Saint Mary in Old Town Alexandria is the first Catholic parish established in Virginia. Pope Francis named the church a minor basilica on December 6, 2017 due to its important role in the growth of the Catholic Church in North America.